Curriculum Vitae

Philip C. Myhre

Professional Background

1999- –    Professor Emeritus
1987-99   Seeley W. Mudd Professor, Harvey Mudd College
1996    Erskine Fellow, Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand
1981-91   Chairman, Chemistry Department, Harvey Mudd College
1985-86   Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratories, San Jose, CA
1979-80   Visiting Scientist, IBM Research Laboratories, San Jose, CA
1978        Visiting Professor, University of Exeter and University of Victoria
1971-72   Guest Professor, E. T. H. Zurich
1970   Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College
1967   Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology
1975   Associate Professor, Harvey Mudd College
1960   Assistant Professor, Harvey Mudd College
1958-60   Postdoctoral Fellow, Nobel Institute of Chemistry, Stockholm

Education

B.A.  Pacific Lutheran College
Ph. D. Chemistry, University of Washington

Professional Societies

American Chemical Society
Council on Undergraduate Research

Honors and Awards

NSF Graduate Fellow
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
ACS Award for Research in an Undergraduate Institution, 1991

Publications

Myhre, P. C.; Yannoni, C. S. “CPMAS NMR of Carbocations at Cryogenic Temperatures” Stable Carbocation Chemistry, G. K. S. Prakash and P.v R. Schleyer, ed., Wiley Interscience, 1997, 389-431.

Myhre, P. C.; Webb, G. G.; Yannoni, C. S., “Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Near Liquid Helium Temperatures.  Variable Temperature CPMAS Spectra of the 2-Norbornyl Cation to 6 K.”  J. Am. Chem.Soc. 1990, 112, 8991.

Myhre, P. C.; Webb, G. G.; Yannoni, C. S., “Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Near Liquid Helium Temperatures.  Variable Temperature CPMAS Studies of the C4H7+   to 5-K.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 8992.

Myhre,  P. C.; *Maxey, C. T.; *Bebout, D. C.;*Swedberg, S. H.; *Petersen, B. L.  “Precursors to Carbon-13 Labeled Reactive Intermediates.  Preparation and NMR Characterization of Two Double-Label Isomers of Methyl Cyclopropene-3-carboxylate”   J. Org. Chem. 1990, 55, 3417-3421.

Yannoni, C. S.; Kendrick, R. D.;  Myhre,  P. C.; *Bebout, D. C.; *Petersen, B. L.  “The Geometry of Reactive Intermediates by Nutation NMR Spectroscopy: The tert-Butyl Cation”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1989, 111, 6440-6442.

Hackmann, A.; Seidel, H.;  Kendrick, R. D.; Myhre,  P. C.; Yannoni, C. S.  “Magic-Angle Spinning at near Liquid Helium Temperatures” Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 1988, 79, 148-153.

Myhre,  P. C.; *McLaren, K. L.; Yannoni, C. S.  “Detection of the Static 1,2-Dimethyl-2-norbornyl Cation by Variable Temperature C-13 CPMAS NMR” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1985, 107, 5294-5296.

Myhre,  P. C.; Kruger, J. D.;  *Hammond, B. L.; *Lok, S. M.; Yannoni, C. S.;  Macho, V.; Limbach, H. H.; Vieth, H. M.  “Solid-State C-1`3 CPMAS Spectra of Rapidly Equilibrating Carbocations”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1984, 106, 6079-6080.

Yannoni, C. S.; Clarke, T. C.; Kendrick, R. R.; Macho, V.; Miller, R. D.; Myhre, P. C. “Molecular Structure and Dynamics in Organic Solids.  High Resolution Low Temperature C-13 NMR Studies” Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 1983, 96, 305-317.

Myhre,  P. C.; Macho, V.; Yannoni, C. S. “HIGH Resolution C-13 NMR Studies of Carbonium Ions at Cryogenic Temperatures” Abstracts of Papers of the ACS,  1983, 185, 14-Petr.

Yannoni, C. S.;  Macho, V.;   Myhre,  P. C. “C-13 NMR Spectra of Carbonium Ions in the Solid State – the Norbornyl Cation”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1982 , 104, 907-909.

Yannoni, C. S.; Macho, V.;  Myhre,  P. C. “Resolved C-13 NMR Spectra of Carbonium Ions at Cryogenic Temperatures – The Norbornyl Cation at 5 K” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1982 , 104, 7380-7381.
*Heil, T. P.; Myhre, P. C.  “Regiospecific Nitration – The Use of Two Phase Systems to Convert Ipso Nitration Products to para-Alkylnitrobenzenes”  Abstracts of Papers of the ACS,  1982, 181, 68-Inde.

*Geppert, J. T.; *Johnson, M. W.; *Woods, S. P.;  Myhre, P. C.  “Ipso-Nitration.  Solvolytic Behavior of 1,4-Diethel-4-nitro cyclohexadienyl Acetate and 1,4-Diethel-4-nitrocyclohexadienol”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1981 , 103, 2057-2062.

Myhre, P. C.; Yannoni, C. S.  “C-13 NMR Spectra of Carbonium Ions in the Solid-State.  The sec-Butyl Cation”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1981, 103, 230-232.

*Barnes, C. E.; *Feldman, K. S.; *Johnson, M. W.; *Lee, H. W. H.; Myhre, P. C.  “Ipso-Nitration.  Efficient Syntheses of Ipso Nitration Products of Aromatic Hydrocarbons” J. Org. Chem, 1979, 44, 39250-3930.

*Feldman, K. S.;  Myhre, P. C.  “Ipso-Nitration.  Use of Ipso Nitration Products as Sources of Carbon Electrophiles in Regiospecific Syntheses of Aromatic Derivatives”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1979, 101, 4768-4769.

*Feldman, K. S.; *McDermott, A.; Myhre, P. C.  “Ipso-Nitration.  Preparation of 4-Methyl-4-nitrocyclohexadienols and Detection of Intra-molecular Hydrogen Migration (NIH Shift) upon Solvolytic Rearomatization”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1979, 101, 505-506.

*Barnes, C. E.; Myhre, P. C.  “Ipso Nitration.  Characterization of Nitro Group Shifts in 4-Methyl-4-nitrocyclohexadienones”   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1977, 100, 973-975.

*Barnes, C. E.; Myhre, P. C.  “Ipso Nitration Study of Migratory Aptitude of the Nitro Group in the 1,2-Diethel-1-nitro cyclohexadienyl Cation”   J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1977, 100, 975-976.

*Banwell, T.; Morse, C. S.; Myhre, P. C.; Vollmar, A.  “Consequences of Ipso Attack in Aromatic Nitration.  Studies of the solvolytic Behavior of 4-Nitro-3,4,5-Trimethylcyclohexa-2,5-dienyl Acetate”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1977, 99, 3042-3051.

Myhre, P. C.  “Some Representative Chemistry of Ipso Ions Formed During Aromatic Nitration” ACS Symposium Series 1976, 22, 87-94.

*Drabicky, M. J.;  Myhre, P. C ; *Reich, C. J.; *Schmittou, E. R.  “Solvolysis in Strong Acids.  3.  The Question of Alkyl-Oxygen Cleavage in Alkyl Tosylate Solvolysis.  J. Org. Chem., 1976, 41, 1472-1474.

Hunziker, E.; Myhre, P. C.; Penton, J. R.; Zollinger, H.  “Nitration of Pentamethylbenzene with Nitronium Hexafluorophosphate and Water in Nitromethane” Helvetica Chimica Acta, 1975, 230-256.

Myhre, P. C.  “Nitro Group Migrations During Aromatic Substitution”  J.Am.Chem.Soc. 1972, 94, 7921.
Myhre, P. C.; *Beug, M.; *Brown, K. S.; Östman, B.  “Rearrangement-Fragmentation in Aromatic Nitration”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1971, 93, 3452.

Myhre, P. C.; *Andrews, G. D.  “Solvolysis in Strong Acid Media.  Solvolytic Dimerization of 3,3,3-Trifluoropropene”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1970, 92, 7595.

Myhre, P. C.; *Andrews, G. D.  “Electrophilic “Additions” of Strong Acids to 3,3,3-Trifluoropropene”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1970, 92, 7596.

Myhre, P. C.; *Brown, K. S.  “Solvolysis of Primary Alkyl Toluenesulfonates in Concentrated Sulfuric Acid.  Evidence of Hydrogen Participation”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1969, 91, 5639.

Myhre, P. C.; *Evans, E.  “Solvolysis of Ethyl Tosylate in HSO3F”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1969, 91, 5641.

Myhre, P. C.; *Beug, M.; *James, L. L.  “Slow Proton Transfers in Aromatic Nitration”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1968, 90, 2105.

Myhre, P. C.; *Owen, G. S.; *James, L. L.  “Reactions of Cyclohexadienyl Cations.  Aromatic Acetoxylation Accompanying Halogenation”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1968, 90, 2115.

Myhre, P. C.; *Rieger, T.; *Stone, J. T.  “A Direct Synthesis of 1,3,5-Tri-t-butylbenzene” J. Org. Chem. 1966, 3425.

Myhre, P. C.; *Edmonds, J. W.; *Kruger, J. W.  “Long-Range Spin-Spin Coupling in Alkylfluorobenzenes.  Stereochemical Requirements for Coupling of Fluorine and Hydrogen Separated by Five Bonds”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1966, 88, 2459.

Myhre, P. C.; Beug, M.  “Reactions of Cyclohexadienyl Cations.  Molecular Rearrangement Attendant Aromatic Nitration”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1966, 88, 1568.

Myhre, P. C.; Beug, M.  “A Slow Proton Transfer in Aromatic Nitration”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1966, 88, 1569.

Myhre, P. C.; *Andersen, R. D.  “Electrophilic Substitution of Azulene by Azulenium Ion”  Tetrahedron Letters, 1965,
1497.

Myhre, P. C.; Fisher, C. D.; Nielsen, A. T.; Schubert, W. M.  “Adducts of Mesitaldehyde and Strong Molecular Acids”  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1965, 87, 29.

Myhre, P. C.; Schubert, W. M.  “Isolation and Proof of Structure of 1,1,4,4-Tetramethyl-6-t-butyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene” J. Org. Chem. 1960, 25, 708-711.
Myhre, P. C.  “Electrophilic Replacement of Bromine by Hydrogen.  Debromination of 2,4,6-Tri-tert-butylbromobenzene” Acta Chem. Scand. 1960, 14, 947-948.

Myhre, P. C.  “Influence of Steric Hindrance on the Isotope Effect in Aromatic Substitution”  Acta Chem. Scand. 1960, 14, 219-221.

Melander, L.;  Myhre, P. C.  “The Interpretation of the Ho Correlation in some Acid-Catalyzed Reactions” Arkiv für Kemi 1958, 80, 1755-1761.

Schubert, W. M.;  Myhre, P. C.  “General vs. Specific Acid-Base Catalysis in Strong Mineral Acid Solutions.  Aromatic Decarboxylation”  J.Am.Chem.Soc. 1958, 8o, 1755-1761.